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Cranberry Moscow Mule for #SundaySupper

Are you ready to be in the holiday “spirit?” Of course, there are so many wonderful holiday details and happenings to be seen lately, and it really makes me feel like it is the most wonderful time of the year. However, it wouldn’t be the holidays without a festive cocktail or two, so today’s Cranberry Moscow Mule should do the trick: it’s an easy to make and oh so delicious drink everyone will enjoy…and is perfect for today’s Sunday Supper of libational recipes!

Cranberry Moscow Mule

You’ve probably seen them on drink menus everywhere: the Moscow Mule has been so very popular in the last year or so. Part of it might be the simple and delicious flavor…some of it might be the allure of the eye catching copper mug it is served in. I have to admit: it drew my attention from the start!

Cranberry Moscow Mule

Admittedly, I am not one for crafting cocktails with 100 different ingredients: I like to keep it simple, and this Cranberry Moscow Mule contains the bar staples I pretty much always have on hand. My biggest challenge with this drink is finding my favorite ginger beer to use. I am telling you – I’ve probably sampled every label there is out there. Some are more sweet, some are more spicy…it just depends. Ginger beer is pretty easy to find nowadays (I have even seen it in my local grocery store), but if you really are in a pinch and can’t procure ginger beer, you could substitute some ginger ale. It won’t be exactly the same, but hey: sometimes you have to improvise. If you wanted to create a virgin version of this drink, simply leave out the vodka – it will still be a festive and tasty beverage (note: ginger beer is non-alcoholic….despite the name “beer”).

Cranberry Moscow Mule

As for the mugs: I highly recommend getting a set of copper ones if you love a Moscow Mule as much as I do. Although it isn’t a required piece of the puzzle for this cocktail, it really does add an extra bit of excitement. Plus – the copper mug keeps your beverage cold for SO much longer than a regular glass. I’ve been seeing copper mugs everywhere lately – even at Target! This particular set, however, was a gift from Justin. Our pair are handcrafted 100% copper (no stainless steel inside like you see on a lot of the mugs), and I love the hammered, rustic look!

So – what are your favorite libational recipes you enjoy during the holiday season?

Cranberry Moscow Mule

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Cranberry Moscow Mule
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An easy to make, festive, and fun cocktail: the Cranberry Moscow Mule will get you in the holiday "spirit!"
Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 1 cocktail
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 3 ounces ginger beer
  • 1 ounce cranberry juice
  • Squeeze of lime (about ¼ of a lime)
  1. Fill a copper mug ⅔ full with crushed ice.
  2. Add ginger beer, cranberry juice, and lime. Stir gently to combine.
  3. Enjoy!


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